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Smith & Nephew Endoscopy Launches the BICEPTOR(TM) Tenodesis System, the First All-Arthroscopic Procedure for Biceps Tendon Repair
Date:5/20/2009

and biocompatibility are similar to those of cortical bone. The screw's tapered shape and thread pattern compress the tendon tissue against the walls of the bone tunnel, providing multiple potential attachment points. With the tendon re-attached, the damaged section of the biceps tendon is cut away.

"Smith & Nephew's innovation over the last several years has given surgeons options as they determine the best tools and techniques for repairing shoulder injuries," said Rebecca White, market manager for shoulder repair at Smith & Nephew Endoscopy. "The BICEPTOR Tenodesis System further expands our treatment portfolio. It enables surgeons to use Smith & Nephew devices from start to finish: positioning the patient, accessing the joint, visualizing and diagnosing the injury, resecting damaged soft tissue and repairing the tears."

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    Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist
    Smith & Nephew Endoscopy
    (978) 749-1667
    Molly.manchenton@smith-nephew.com

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About Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business, specialising in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Trauma and Clinical Therapies, Endoscopy and Advanced Wound Management products. Smith & Nephew is a global leader in arthroscopy and advanced wound management and is one of the leading global orthopaedics companies.

"Smith & Nephew is dedicated to helping improve people's lives. The Company prides itself on the strength of its relationships with its surgeons and professional healthcare customers, with whom its name is synonymous with high standards of performance, innovation and trust. The Company operates in 31 countries around the world. Annual sales in 2008 were $3.8 billion.
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